Archive for September, 2017

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck sentenced in absentia to 5 years for negligence

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck sentenced in absentia to 5 years for negligence

29-Sep-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s top court on Wednesday sentenced ousted premier Yingluck Shinawatra in absentia to five years in prison for criminal negligence, a verdict that likely ends [...]
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Indonesia hopes investors will snap up ‘komodo bonds’ to fund infrastructure

29-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Four Indonesian state firms are preparing to issue what could be the first rupiah-denominated global bonds, termed “komodo bonds”, to raise funds for [...]
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Bali Tourism Under Threat as Volcano Agung Rouses

29-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Mount Agung, a volcano on Indonesia’s vacation island Bali, is expected to erupt, sparking an exodus of about 100,000 people from the area. Agung’s murmurings [...]
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Jokowi, Xi Jinping scheduled to inaugurate pandas’ arrival to Indonesia

29-Sep-2017 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China are expected to inaugurate the arrival of pandas Cai Tao and Hun [...]
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Lawsuits test local governments’ ability to clean up Indonesia’s coal mining sector

29-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Mongabay | 6:00 AM

A government commission in 2014 found that thousands of mining permits did not meet Indonesia’s legal standards. Some local governments have moved to shut down [...]
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Indonesia Faced with a Resurgence of Islamist Terrorism

29-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Geopoliticalmonitor | 6:00 AM

Despite its history of jihadist activity and having endured a string of deadly attacks in the early 2000s, Indonesia has largely avoided the perils of Islamist terrorism over [...]
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Aksa Energy to construct natural gas power plant in Indonesia

29-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Daily Sabah | 6:00 AM

Aksa Energy Production Inc. has signed a pre-agreement to construct a natural gas power plant in Indonesia. In a notice delivered to the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP) on [...]
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Indonesia Rises in the Global Competitiveness Index

29-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Indonesia Expat | 6:00 AM

Indonesia has increased its standing to 36th place in the Global Competitiveness Index due to the country’s large market, robust macroeconomic environment and notable [...]
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‘Red Scare’ puts pressure on Indonesian president

29-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesian police will deploy as many as 30,000 personnel to guard an anti-communist rally on Friday, as the country’s military chief and Islamist groups stoke fears of [...]
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Volcano alert hits Bali’s tourism

29-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

People in the Indonesian island of Bali are spending their sixth day on the highest possible volcano alert, as Mount Agung threatens to erupt. The volcano is spurting smoke [...]
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Livestock Expected to Help Indonesia Become Global Food Barn

29-Sep-2017 Intellasia | The Cattlesite | 6:00 AM

Livestock Expected to Help Indonesia Become Global Food Barn Livestock, one of the important contributors to the agricultural sector, is expected to build the nation’s [...]
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PM: 300,000 of B40 group to be trained under TVET by 2025

29-Sep-2017 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The government plans to train at least 300,000 people from the Below 40 income group (B40) under its Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) programme by 2025. [...]
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From farm to table: Malaysians invited on a tantalising journey of local produce at food fest

29-Sep-2017 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Some 600 sales and exhibition booths including food trucks will set up stalls at the Serdang Malaysia Agricultural Expo Park (MAEPS) in conjunction with the National Farmers [...]
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Comprehensive TVET masterplan on the cards: Najib

29-Sep-2017 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The government today announced new initiatives to further drive forward the transformation of Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) in the country. Among them [...]
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Malaysia to acquire high-tech scanning machines capable of detecting hidden drugs, weapons

29-Sep-2017 Intellasia | New Straits Time | 6:00 AM

Malaysia has agreed in principle to acquire from China scanning machines capable of detecting drugs and weapons hidden in containers and vehicles, the deputy prime minister [...]
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